Doing It Over by Catherine Bybee

One small town. Three close friends. True love to last a lifetime.

Voted Most Likely to Succeed, Melanie Bartlett ended up anything but. The down-on-her-luck single mom wants a complete do-over—is that too much to ask? With her family long gone from River Bend, strong, independent Mel is as surprised as anyone to end up in the quaint small town she once called home. But with her friends, Jo and Zoe, by her side, and a comfortable room at Miss Gina’s quirky bed-and-breakfast, she just might have turned the corner on a new life.

Wyatt Gibson never liked the big city. River Bend suits the ruggedly handsome builder just fine. Wyatt knows he’s home, even if that means being charmed by the appearance of Melanie and her spunky, adorable daughter. Is Wyatt’s calm devotion—even amid a coming storm—enough to convince Mel she may have found a home to call her own, a family that never leaves, and a true love to last a lifetime?

Small town romance always hits the spot for me.  Everyone knows everyone and when you don't have family you can count on, your friends are just as good to fill that roll when you are in need.    This is definitely working out in Melanie's favor when she finds herself back home again after 10 years.   Doing it over is definitely an appropriate title for this book because that is what our main character Melanie has to do. I love how Melanie's friends always have her back. 
Melanie meets the cocky, rugged, handsome builder and yes, there are definitely some sparks going on between these two.  I love how she and Wyatt come slowly together from friendship to something a little more.  Wyatt is an all around great guy and just what she needed in her do-over change of life. 
This is a great start to a new series by this author.  And, if you love small town romance like I do it is sure to hit the spot.  I'm definitely excited to continue on with this series and see what happens next. 
4 stars~
Praise for Doing It Over
“The romance between fiercely independent Melanie and charming Wyatt heats up even as outsiders threaten to derail their newfound happiness. This novel will hook readers with its warm, inviting characters and the promise for similar future installments.” –Publishers Weekly
 “This brand-new trilogy, Most Likely To, based on yearbook superlatives, kicks off with a novel that will encourage you to root for the incredibly likable Melanie. Her friends are hilarious and readers will swoon over Wyatt, who is charming and strong. Even Melanie’s daughter, Hope, is a hoot! This romance is jam-packed with animated characters, and Bybee displays her creative writing talent wonderfully. –RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars

New York Times & USA Today bestselling author Catherine Bybee was raised in Washington State, but after graduating high school, she moved to Southern California in hopes of becoming a movie star. After growing bored with waiting tables, she returned to school and became a registered nurse, spending most of her career in urban emergency rooms. She now writes full-time and has penned the Weekday Brides Series and the Not Quite Series. Bybee lives with her two teenage sons in Southern California.  



  1. Thank you for the fantastic review and spotlight today.

    1. Our pleasure... :) Happy to share the book love!